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Techright’s Roy Schestowitz on All Things Free Tech

Thu, 2016-06-23 16:24
Do you love Microsoft? Dr. Roy Schestowitz doesn’t. He also led a “Boycott Novell” movement back when there was a Novell to boycott, and he has crusaded against other tech companies, especially regarding software patents. It is, as they say, “Clean indoor work, but somebody has to do it.” And Roy is that somebody.

Fedora 24 Released And Provides Flatpacks To Run Apps Securely

Thu, 2016-06-23 15:27
Fedora has been the top Red hat based Linux distributions. With each new release, there is always something good toward making the system more secure and stable. In Fedora 24, the team has taken a big step to solving a major dependency problem in Linux distributions by introducing Flatpaks project. In this release, there are few major implementations and additions that Fedora users will love.

7 open source terminal games for Linux

Thu, 2016-06-23 14:30
Do fancy graphics really make a game better? Can a text-based game for Linux still keep you entertained?Don't get me wrong, I do occasionally enjoy playing a AAA game release from a major studio. But as I've gotten older, I've found that I really value gameplay (and nostalgia too, admittedly) far more than how photorealistic my gaming experience is.read more

How to install an FTP server on CentOS 7

Thu, 2016-06-23 13:33
In this tutorial we are going to show you how to install an FTP server on your Linux VPS running CentOS 7 as an operating system.

Behind the new Fedora Developer Portal

Thu, 2016-06-23 12:36
Are you looking for projects that could use your help? Fedora Developer Portal is a great project to start with, even if you’ve never contributed before. One of the easiest ways to contribute, but still valuable, is tell the authors what’s... Continue Reading →

PulseAudio 9.0 Sound System Released, Supports Sample Rates Up to 384 kHz

Thu, 2016-06-23 11:38
Arun Raghavan proudly announced the debut of the PulseAudio 9.0 sound server for GNU/Linux operating systems, a major release that introduces several improvements and new features.

Community-powered marketing succeeds where traditional marketing fails

Thu, 2016-06-23 10:41
It's time for us B2B marketers to stop being so transactional and impersonal—to stop believing that buyers' purchase decisions are completely rational. Buyers, after all, are people, not cogs in a wheel spinning inside their companies.read more

Successful DevOps Deployment Involves Shift in Culture and Processes

Thu, 2016-06-23 09:44
To create sustained high performance, organizations must invest as much in their people and processes as they do in their technology, according to Puppet’s 2016 State of DevOps Report. The 50+ page report, written by Alanna Brown, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, Nigel Kersten, and Gene Kim, aimed to better understand how the technical practices and cultural norms associated with DevOps affect IT and organizational performance as well as ROI.

Mozilla Awards $385,000 to Open Source Projects as part of MOSS Mission Partners Program

Thu, 2016-06-23 08:47
For many years people with visual impairments and the legally blind have paid a steep price to access the Web on Windows-based computers. The market-leading software for screen readers costs well over $1,000. The high price is a considerable obstacle [he]#8230[/he] Continue reading

ClusterHQ's Mohit Bhatnagar Talks Flocker, Docker, and the Rise of Open Source

Thu, 2016-06-23 07:50
Container technology remains very big news, and if you bring up the topic almost everyone immediately thinks of Docker. But, there are other tools that can compete with Docker, and tools that can extend it and make it more flexible. CoreOS’s Rkt, for example, is a command-line tool for running app containers.

IBM to deliver 200-petaflop supercomputer by early 2018; Cray moves to Intel Xeon Phi

Thu, 2016-06-23 06:52
The US is responding to China’s new Sunway TiahuLight system that was announced Monday, and fast.

Raspberry Pi 3 takes the cake in 2016 hacker SBC survey

Thu, 2016-06-23 05:55
Readers selected the Raspberry Pi 3 as their favorite among 81 Linux/Android hacker boards in our 2016 SBC Survey, followed by the Odroid-C2 and BeagleBone. Earlier this month, HackerBoards.com and Linux.com (the Linux Foundation’s community site) sponsored a 14-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open-spec single-board computers […]

Fedora 24 released with GNOME 3.20 and Flatpak

Thu, 2016-06-23 04:58
Also in today's open source roundup: How to upgrade from Fedora 23 to Fedora 24, and Linux redditors react to the release of Fedora 24.

Sony agrees to pay millions to gamers to settle PS3 Linux debacle

Thu, 2016-06-23 04:01
As many as 10 million PS3 console owners will be eligible for payment.

Profiles and RC Files

Thu, 2016-06-23 03:04
I love Linux, and if you're reading this, chances are you do too. To behonest though,some aspects of the Linux environment are confusing.Near the top of the list for me is the profile system.

Huawei taps ex-Nokia devs for 'secret phone OS project'

Thu, 2016-06-23 02:07
When Android goes proprietary, everyone will need a Plan BJust when you thought the platform wars had settled down into a cosy duopoly, Huawei is reportedly to be working on “an alternative mobile operating system”, according to reports.…

Scientific Audio Processing, Part III - How to apply Advanced Mathematical Processing Effects on Audio files with Octave 4.0 on Ubuntu

Thu, 2016-06-23 01:09
The third part of our Digital Audio processing tutorial series covers the signal Modulation, we explain how to apply Amplitude Modulation, Tremolo Effect, and Frequency Variation.

Putting Together a Video Book Review

Thu, 2016-06-23 00:12
Some things are easier than you might think. For example, here our contributing video editor gives you an example of a way that you can give thanks to a favorite author in a useful way with nothing more than a laptop, some freely available software and a YouTube account.

Severe flaws in widely used archive library put many projects at risk

Wed, 2016-06-22 23:15
Three severe flaws in libarchive, recently found by researchers from Cisco Systems' Talos group, could affect a large number of software products.

Building a business on a solid open source model

Wed, 2016-06-22 22:18
Since we announced Nextcloud, an ownCloud fork, many people have asked me how we plan to build a sustainable, healthy open source business. My short answer is that it requires a strong focus on maintaining a careful balance between the needs of all stakeholders: users, contributors, employees, customers, and—of course—investors.read more